Overcoming Physical Death
Ikkyu, the famous master, went to see one of his lay-friends who was dying. He told him: “I will now guide you to your last end”. The man, a Zen disciple, said: “I don´t need your guidance. I came alone, I go alone”. Ikkyu said: ” If you think you came alone and you go alone, that´s your illusion. I´ll teach you where there is no coming and no going”. And the man, when he heard that, smiled and died. “Where there is no coming and no going…” Beyond physical death.